We looking to move to AIX from a HP-UX environment. One thing we do is cheque printing, but before we print, we check the printer status using hpnpadmin. Unfortunately this is not available for AIX.
It would typically look like this
$ ./hpnpadmin -s printer
Printer State : ready to print
Does anyone have any tools or know of any tools (binary, perl, python) that could do something similar ?
Or does anyone know of a hpnpadmin tool that has been compiled and works on AIX that they willing to share ?
NOTE This is check the real status of the printer, NOT the status of a print queue. We send data directly to the printer and do not use the print queues.